800G MSA defines PSM8 while eyeing 400G’s progress

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 AT 4:16PM

A key current issue regarding data centres is forecasting the uptake of 400-gigabit optics.

If a rapid uptake of 400-gigabit optics occurs, it will also benefit the transition to 800-gigabit modules. But if the uptake of 400-gigabit optics is slower, some hyperscalers could defer and wait for 800-gigabit pluggables instead.

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